The Ubuntu System settings is often referred to the GNOME system settings. Use this tag if you have trouble using the System Settings in Ubuntu.

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Disable sound on error messages?

Sometimes during my workflow, an error will occur. Any kind of system error, browser error, etc. When this happens, a nice little message dialog appears and tells me exactly what has happened or what ...
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Settings are restored, after restart or start Ubuntu 12.10 (some examples like brightness, user accounts, touchpad, network, etc)

System settings are restored after start or restart computer with Ubuntu operating system, including brightness, user accounts, touchpad, network, etc. How to resolve them so that the settings are not ...
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How to change the units for storage size from GiB/MiB to GB/MB (binary prefix)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to switch Ubuntu back to base-2? Since a while ago, Ubuntu has adopted the policy of requiring decimal and binary prefixes to follow the relevant ...
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Cannot permanently prevent power saving blank screen on Compaq Presario C700 with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Compaq Presario C700 which has a GRUB multi-boot for Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit), Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows Vista. This machine is always run by mains electricity rather than by battery as I have ...
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Setting proxy variables automatically for different Network Profiles [duplicate]

I have two network profiles for wired connections in the network manager: 1. Home_Lan--> automatic dhcp requires No Proxy 2. Hostel_Lan--> manual ip settings requires an automatic proxy url ...
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Problems booting because the HDD is full. How can I get stuff off my hard drive?

I have used up all the space on my hard drive and when starting up the computer says the only option I have is to start up in basic graphics mode. On the screen it then says stopping system v runlevel ...
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Where can I find the names of the various settings dialogs?

I'm using xmonad, so I can't see the regular Ubuntu menu to get to the tools in the settings and preferences menus. I have to invoke them by name. Does anyone have a list of the names of these tools? ...
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How to globally disable antialiasing in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on a Samsung R710 laptop which is equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT. At the moment, proprietary driver v310.14 (nvidia-experimental) is installed. Since my second monitor ...
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How do I reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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How do I configure the system?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and am completely stuck on how to administer the system. Initially I just want to open a port on the firewall, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to do that. ...
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Why are items missing from System Settings; how do I get them back?

My settings window currently looks like this: Obviously, a lot of items should be there and they aren't. They have been present before in XFCE and in Unity. I've seen other questions about losing ...
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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to automate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to a remote KVM such as IPMI, or Raritan. To accomplish this, I installed xdotool and xclip. I then wrote a simple command ...
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How to remove “online accounts” from “system settings”?

I uninstalled "Unity" and use "Gnome Shell" instead, but the new "online accounts" was still in the "system settings" menu. How can I completely remove it? I tried the command below but it doesn't ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and gnome without breaking existing settings?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for about 5-6 months, and have everything configured as per my liking. I use GNOME classic as the DE instead of Unity, and am comfortable with it. There are couple ...
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In the printer settings missing the option to change drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

I need to install manually the driver of my Brother MFC-7360N because every version of Ubuntu recognize the printer but it install a driver that doesn't work so I do this manually after downloading ...
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How to open System > Administration?

I'm new to Ubuntu and while browsing over forums I saw goto System > Administration and so on. So I wanna know how I can actually goto System, means where can I find System then Administration and so ...
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where are the ubuntu-desktop settings?

I just installed the Ubuntu desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) for the first time. I guess this is Unity. I wonder where I can find the settings. There was the "System Settings" tool right in ...
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Option Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources is not pressable

I would like to set the Caps-lock key as a Compose key, which you do, as far as I remember, by pressing the Options Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources and then enabling the appropriate option ...
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How to configure Ubuntu?

I cannot find a place like control panel in Windows where I can configure Ubuntu. I would be delighted to find where to configure the system. And by the way, how to use the configure Ubuntu according ...
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When is an option ON and when is it OFF?

I am a new Ubuntu user. I was curious to install it. But I have some difficulties to understand the options in the system preferences. It's because I don't know if an option is on or off (see ...
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Settings for multiple monitors are not stored

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. on a Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I connected an external monitor as a second display. The laptop stands under the external screen. The laptop has a native resolution of 1440x900 ...
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I want to be asked for password for mounting drives

In earlier Ubuntu releases (As far as I remember Natty had it) we were asked for password while trying to mount the drive using Nautilus. But in Ubuntu 12.04 (also in 11.10) it is removed. But I want ...
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Change system settings depending on whether a monitor is plugged in

I'm currently using a Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm at work I plug in a monitor, mouse and keyboard. Then I close my laptops screen and use it as a normal pc. Everytime I plug it in and plug ...
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Changing swappiness in sysctl.conf doesn't work for me

I'm using 12.04 LTS and can sudo sysctl to set swappiness to 10, but adding vm.swappiness=10 to sysctl.conf doesn't work for me - after I reboot, swappiness still reports 60 (default) I'd like to be ...
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Tweaking User privileges Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to fine tune user privileges after reviewing default available privileges for a standard user. Is there a way to fine tune it? I was using 10.04 and 10.10 until now and I could not ...
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How can I downgrade a system that accidentally had backports installed?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu system. Somehow - possibly through my own error - the backports repository got enabled. Then I did several upgrades. I noticed that this happened when networking suddenly ...
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how to automatically clean dhcpd.leases?

I'm using isc-dhcpd under Ubuntu and I'm looking for a clean and secure way to "purge" the leases that are expired. Is there a way with dhcpd.conf ? or with a script ? Is there any risks to do that ...
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Sound Settings is missing all output devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My sound stopped working today, how can I fix it? I'm baffled by this discrepancy: This speaker test is successful: speaker-test -c 6 -D 'surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0' ...
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How to find out console equivalents of Ubuntu System Settings GUI?

How do I in general find out, what the very nice "System Settings GUI" in Ubuntu (say 12.04) does and how to replicate the changes in command line? Many people ask questions like "how to change the ...
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How can I call system settings app from the terminal?

How can I call system settings app from the terminal? example if I want to run Gnome PPP I just type: $ Gnome-PPP and it will Open, so how I can do this to run system settings tool? -related!
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How do I change the base language of a computer I inherited

I inherited a dell mini!, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is that the language is set to Vietnamese so I can't use it properly. When I change the language priority to having English as first ...
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Is there another way to verify Ubuntu 12.04 settings for Flash Drive handling than System Settings?

I have two identical Acer tablet Netbooks with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed, and being new to Ubuntu, I have tried hard to keep their settings in sync, so I know better through changes if the system ...
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Where are the proxy settings saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? I'd like to built a script to switch the proxies between home and work. I know that you can ...
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Is it possible to get Drakconf in Ubuntu?

I am using PCLOS for a long time, but now considering to switch to Kubuntu due some unsolved issues in this distro and also because of much bigger applications choice in repositories. However, ...
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How can I decrease key repetition time in gnome-terminal like konsole in KDE?

I liked the feature or more quicker key repetition time in Konsole (KDE's terminal). The feature is actually, If you write a long line and wanted to delete it by pressing and holding the Backspace ...
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No Sound card detected in Sound Settings, although sound works

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop. When I go to Sound Settings while logged into my user, no sound card appears detected. In spite of this, the sound on my laptop is working ok, and I can ...
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How to install Ubuntu 11.04's system settings in Ubuntu 12.04?

I loved how System Settings (or Control Center) looked back in Ubuntu 11.04. The System settings in 11.10 looks like the one in OSX, which I don't like it. How can I have it in Ubuntu 12.04? Or ...
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My laptop keep suspending on lid close, ignoring my settings

Whenever I close my laptop's lid, it suspends and I have to enter my password to get it to resume. In my power settings, I have selected "Do nothing" for the option "When lid is closed" for both "On ...
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Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window?

For example, how to add a "Startup Applications Preferences" launcher to this Window?
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How to add korean keyboard?

How do I add the korean keyboard typing system? I'm currently usins ubuntu 11.10. I have tried adding the korean keyboard under setting>keyboard layout, but It doesn't allow me to type in korean.
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How can I configure an edge trigger on click?

I would like to set my edge binding to require a click. For example, I currently have the corners of my screen trigger the "scale" plugin. I would like to set Compiz so that I go to the corner and ...
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Is there any chat clients that work behind authenticated proxy server?

I am behind an authenticated proxy server and I have set it up via System->Preferences->Network Proxy configuration and applied system-wide. But most of the chat clients (primarily to access gtalk) ...